U-Turn Audio Pluto Phono Preamp

U-Turn Audio Pluto Phono Preamp

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Designed to pair with moving-magnet cartridges, the budget-friendly U-Turn Pluto phono preamp combines high-quality components and elegant circuit design to give your turntable’s signal a serious boost. Its RIAA network features WIMA film capacitors and precision resistors for detailed, distortion-free sound, while the single high-performance gain stage and subsonic filter minimize low-frequency noise Read More

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iaudio
1
Jul 30, 2019
Is there any interesting budget phono pre we could do a drop for?
Socratease
190
Jun 1, 2016
Either setup would work. I don't have the Pluto, so I can't comment on how it sounds compared to the Mani.
ZMA4
6
Jun 1, 2016
Thanks :) I hope you can answer this question for me though: I currently have the ART DJPRE II and my turntable is the U-Turn Orbit Basic with the Grado Blue1 cartridge. I've recently found out that I need an amp if I want to listen to my turntable through my headphones (I have powered speakers). Should I go with: 1. this U-turn preamp and get the Schiit Magni2 Uber amp 2. the Schiit Mani preamp and get the Magni2 uber amp.
Socratease
190
Jun 1, 2016
Either setup would work. I don't have the Pluto, so I can't comment on how it sounds compared to the Mani.
Socratease
190
Jun 1, 2016
There's a bit more than that to a phono preamp. The amplification is non-linear, i.e. lower frequencies get amplified more than high frequencies do. This reverses the opposite curve used when the disc is recorded, so it's both an amplifier and a bit of a decoder. The ability to accurately follow the RIAA response curve is a significant factor in the quality of the gear.
Socratease
190
Jun 1, 2016
I have the Schiit Mani and there is a definite improvement from the DJPRE II -- much better bass extension. If this is comparable to the Mani, then the answer is "yes".
ZMA4
6
Jun 1, 2016
Thanks :) I hope you can answer this question for me though: I currently have the ART DJPRE II and my turntable is the U-Turn Orbit Basic with the Grado Blue1 cartridge. I've recently found out that I need an amp if I want to listen to my turntable through my headphones (I have powered speakers). Should I go with: 1. this U-turn preamp and get the Schiit Magni2 Uber amp 2. the Schiit Mani preamp and get the Magni2 uber amp.
Oliver11
14
Jun 1, 2016
A preamp essentially increases or amplifies the signal before going to an actualy amplifier/receiver. For older phonographs, this is typically necessary because they don't have enough amplification for the receiver and even if you turn the receiver to max volume, you won't hear much. Newer phonographs have built in pre amps and do not need an additional pre amp.
Socratease
190
Jun 1, 2016
There's a bit more than that to a phono preamp. The amplification is non-linear, i.e. lower frequencies get amplified more than high frequencies do. This reverses the opposite curve used when the disc is recorded, so it's both an amplifier and a bit of a decoder. The ability to accurately follow the RIAA response curve is a significant factor in the quality of the gear.
SummerSchwinn
0
Jun 1, 2016
Agree with Noldir...the discount should be off of the $89 actual U-Turn MSRP. The shipping in the US is OK, as it would still be $10 from U-Turn.
ZMA4
6
May 31, 2016
Compared to the ART DJPRE II Phono Preamplifier, will I notice a significant increase in sound if I get this one?
Socratease
190
Jun 1, 2016
I have the Schiit Mani and there is a definite improvement from the DJPRE II -- much better bass extension. If this is comparable to the Mani, then the answer is "yes".
WildChinoise
237
May 31, 2016
Just like other audio gear. Start at a low price point, work your way up to breaking the bank. Must resist the urge. But oh so many vinyl records sitting undisturbed for so long now.
kim366
25
May 30, 2016
Sorry, but what is a preamp?
Oliver11
14
Jun 1, 2016
A preamp essentially increases or amplifies the signal before going to an actualy amplifier/receiver. For older phonographs, this is typically necessary because they don't have enough amplification for the receiver and even if you turn the receiver to max volume, you won't hear much. Newer phonographs have built in pre amps and do not need an additional pre amp.
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